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Conversations: John Marrs, "The Passengers"

Don't trust the idea of self-driving cars? This novel won't change your mind. On this edition of Conversations, John Marrs talks about his latest novel, The Passengers. What happens when autonomous cars are high-jacked and social media is charged with determining who lives and who dies? Marrs is the author of numerous novels including The One, which is being made into a 10-part Netflix series.

Conversations: Gretchen McCulloch, "Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language"

On this edition of Conversations, Gretchen McCulloch talks about Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language. McCullock writes the Resident Linguist column for Wired; runs the blog All Things Linguistic; and cohosts Lingthusiasm, a podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics. She has a master’s in linguistics from McGill University.


Conversations: Cal Newport, "Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World"

On this edition of Conversations, Cal Newport talks about his latest book, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and the author of six books, including Deep Work and So Good They Can't Ignore You.

Conversations: Will Geddes, "Parent Alert! How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online"

On this edition of Conversations, Will Geddes joins us to talk about his book, Parent Alert! How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online. Geddes is one of the world’s leading specialists in counterterrorism, kidnapping, and personal security. He is a regular commentator and analyst for CNN, NBC, BBC, Newsweek, the Economist and others. He co-authored the book along with Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams.

Conversations: Ana Homayoun, "Social Media Wellness"

Ana Homayoun is an author, nationally recognized counselor and consultant, specializing in strategies to help students focus on organization, time management, personal purpose and overall wellness. On this edition of Conversations, she joins us to talk about her latest book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.

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